VA Governors Race: Obama Distances Himself from Deeds as Republican Mc Connell Opens up 13 Point Lead
Stick a fork in Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, he’s done. Obama throws Democrat Creigh Deeds under the Obama bus. Virginia governors race not a referendum on Obama? Didn’t the Obamamessiah just win VA by a 53% to 47% margin?
With less than a week to go, according to the most recent Rasmussen poll Republican Robert McDonnell has opened up a 13% point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds. The Virginia governors race that is looked upon by many as a referendum of the Obama Administration is all but over. The 13% point lead by Republican McDonnell is even larger than last weeks 11% lead.
The Deeds campaign and the White House have gone back-and-forth over whether the president should make a campaign appearance in the state. The initial reaction from Virginia voters to the president’s campaign stop with Deeds late yesterday in Norfolk isn’t reassuring: 39% say Obama campaigning for Deeds in Virginia makes them less likely to vote for the Democratic candidate. Just 24% say it makes them more likely to vote for Deeds, and 36% say it has no impact on their voting decision.
Among those likely to vote, 49% approve of the way Obama has handled his job as president. That’s down four points from earlier in the month.
Is it any wonder why Barack Obama is trying to distance himself from candidate Creigh Deeds? Obama and his minions are publically and privately blaming Deeds for a poor campaign. What a surprise that Obama would lay blame on others rather than himself. Add another one under the Obama bus. The off, off year elections are always looked upon as a gauge to how the newly elected President is doing and the public perception of the new Administration. That is until Barack Obama. National level Dems are laying the protective ground work to insulate Obama from this terrible beat down Deeds is about to receive stating that he ran a poor campaign and refused to embrace the Obamamessiah.
Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.
Obama can spin what looks like a loss and a landslide at that all he wants. Only a dishonest press would analyze such a loss as not being a result of a slipping Obama Presidency in the poll and We the People being fed up with Obama’s socialism. As Hot Air stated, “Virginia has been a blue state for the last two cycles, at least on a national level. Obama won the state by 230,000 votes in 2008, about seven points, and Virginia has two Democrats in the Senate”.